Final Exam Summer
We will two hours for the exam.
will learn which essay question you will be answering when the exam
begins. Bring a copy of these questions with you.
You may consult
any notes that you have written on that piece of paper.
You will be graded on
clarity, accuracy, and completeness of your responses. Completeness
includes your ability to define any specialized vocabulary taught in
- If the principle of respect for
autonomy is given priority over other moral principles, how can this
principle condemn both embryonic stem cell research and selling a
kidney for use as a transplant organ? How can this same principle of
autonomy be used to allow these same practices?
- How does John Rawls' interpretation of
the basic demands of justice create a problem for the current U.S.
practice of treating health insurance as an untaxed fringe benefit?
How can the same interpretation of justice be used to defend the
sale of kidneys for use as a transplant organ?
- How does Rothman use utilitarian
reasoning to reject "trafficking" in organs for
transplant? Although both practices might save lives, what important
difference between organ trafficking and embryonic stem cell
research would allow Rothman to endorse the stem cell research while
condemning organ trafficking?